Coordinator: Vern Todd
In response to the regional need for professionals prepared to educate students of limited English proficiency, SUNY New Paltz offers a Master of Science in Education in Second Language Education. This two-track, thirty-six credit program leads to certification (initial and professional) in English to Speakers of Other Languages (Pre K-12) or to the extension in Bilingual Education (Elementary and Secondary).
The program includes core courses required of students in both tracks (twelve credits), specialized courses in each of the concentrations (fifteen credits), and additional courses in professional education (nine credits).
One official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate course work; the baccalaureate transcript should be from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average in the major, and a 3.0 cumulative GPA overall. Candidates must have completed a baccalaureate degree with a concentration in one of the liberal arts or sciences.
Three letters of recommendation.
For international students, a minimum score of 575 on the TOEFL or 90 on the internet-based TOEFL.
Demonstration of experience and/or interest in working with culturally and linguistically diverse students.
Admission Requirements - TESOL Concentration
Satisfactory completion of twelve semester hours of study in a language and culture other than English. All courses must be conducted in the target language.
Admission Requirements - Bilingual Education Concentration
Birth - 6, academic subject (secondary level 7-12) area or special education initial or professional certification.